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Old 01-06-2004, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 94 BMW 325is 2dr. I'm guessing it has the Premium sound system. It has two speakers in the kick panel, 2 tweeters and 2 speakers in the door panels, and two speakers (component) in the back.

I got the front ones ( 5.25) and the back ones (5.75) replaced with POLK speakers. They sound terrible, the bass sounds like a sharp knock, instead of what a bass should sound like. The music crackles, everything sounds weird as it seems to be playing beats there aren't even there. (Maybe because the base sounds more like treble?)

Could there have been a problem in the installation or did I just get the wrong speakers?

The back speakers were component I believe, but they replaced them with single 5.75's.
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if your HU settings are right the only thin I can think of is that they are wired bad or the speakers were bad to begin with.
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Did you install them yuorself, or did a shop do it? The wires could be completely f'ed.

your phase may be off. Switch the Pos/Neg leads on ONE (or one set, like only the right hand speakers) and see if it makes a difference in sound. Also, check to be sure that they can handle both 4 and 8 ohms (hey, ya never know). Go over all the wiring to the new speakers.

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I had circuit city install these speakers.

Are these $89 POLKS any better than the nokias?
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I had circuit city install these speakers.

Are these $89 POLKS any better than the nokias?
well i dont know how good polk audio is for components but i personally wouldnt have bought them. id take the car back to the installers tell them the situation maybe they can rectify the problem
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Well I didn't buy a component system. I asked CC what I should buy and they told me 5.25's for the kick panel and 5.75's for the rear deck.

So I bought them. I find out today that they swapped the 5.75's for 4" (I think?) in the rear deck, and left the stock tweeter alone. THey did this without telling me.

Could that be the problem? Was I supposed to buy a component system instead for the rear deck?
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no, having full range in the rear would not affect anything. The stock 5.25s in the front are also components, but using a coax in them does not reduce any sound quality over stock. I would go back, demand my money back for the difference in the 5.75s and the 4s, and also demand they examine the wires, free of charge. If they dont comply, threaten to file a complaint with the BBB.
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F DAT! Return the shitzzle and go somewhere else. You think they are gonna do the job right the second time? Oh, the BBB is useless like tits on a bull. Please.

Better yet, buy the damn speakers yourself and install them by hand. Any retarded three year old with one arm and a blind eye can install speakers. You think those guys at CC have degrees in Rocket Science?

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Man, the BBB out here is viscious. They go after some places hardcore.
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Man, the BBB out here is viscious. They go after some places hardcore.
I've never had ANY luck with the BBB. They suck Donkey Nutz. It seems no one really takes them seriously. That and they really have no power. If you don't check the BBB list then it's as good as useless ...
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First off, You should have never gone to CC, they suck ass!!! You should always use a local reputable shop that has the capability of doing custom work etc. usually a locally owned shop is better because they dont have to go through so and so to see if this can be done etc, everything is taken care of right then and there(thats how it is here)..You also never get the customer service you want at a larger place like that...I like small hometown, well experienced shops because you can over time develop a good business relationship and get better deals over time, where at a place like CC they don't have the ability to give better deals etc to regular customers like you...I can do whatever the F**K I want where I work because I have been here 5 years and I can give price breaks to the people who come in and spend some money that I like....

But on the other note yes like the others said, a good chance the polarity(+ -) is off...Don't touch it, take it back to them because YOU paid THEM to install it, you shouldn't have to do anything...
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I'll probably demand a refund and take my speakers to a shop.

Do you guys know what size speakers / type I should buy?
I'm relatively new at this stuff. I want to replace all my Nokia speakers.

It's a 94 325is coupe.
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front is 5.25 rear is 4.

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depends on budget. If you want to spend alot, and also recieve excellent SQ, a component setup is for you. If you are not concerned with precise imaging, then it is probably a waste, and coaxial speakers will do fine. The next step is picking a brand. This also depends on your budget. I trust Inifinity, Alpine, Boston Acoustics, MB Quart, and Blaupunkt. Those brands vary in cost from as little as $30 to $300.
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What about the speakers on the door panels? Shoudl those just be left alone?
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speakers in the door, if equipped are 3.5, and tweetes regardless of package. It is my understanding they are a unqiue shape and cannot be replaced.
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